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Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An entertaining afternoon experience

This was a perfect activity for a rainy day. My favourite part of the exhibit was all the different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
amandagreber
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Toronto, Canada
Very enjoyable

This was very interesting and great fun. We were just using it as a couple of hours out of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

A visit to BUEI is exciting, informative, and entertaining. The center brings the natural world and our role in preserving its beauty to life in an engaging way. There are beautiful shell exhibits, a lovely gift shop and restaurant, and many fun, interactive displays. It was my first time using virtual reality glasses. It was exciting to feel I was aboard an America's Cup racing yacht! Although I'm almost 60, I felt like a little kid. The virtual shark tank is fun, not scary. There are images of sharks circling, but not in a menacing way that would scare children. The staff was courteous and well-informed. If you plan to dine, good to remember that the restaurant closes between 2 and 5. We missed the opportunity to eat there due to this.

Thank CapeCodDiamonds
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Just after full moons during the summer months BUEI runs evening harbour cruises to see spectacular glow worms in the water as they mate. It is a short spectacle of light but aside from this the cruise is really nice with a good sunset view and bar on board.

Thank Moretea
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

It offers a good understanding of the waters around Bermuda and what lives there. I really enjoyed the shell room and the three dimensional model of Bermuda which really gave a good idea how deep the water is not too far from shore. The America's Cup virtual reality experience was a nice surprise, giving us a bird's eye view of what it looks like onboard a yacht during a race.

Thank LotusExplorerTravel
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited with our two teen aged boys. While the museum is small the exhibits were well laid out and interesting.The exhibits on the America's Cup and the items from sunken ships stood out.

Thank annedvt
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This place was great!
It is a bit nondescript from the outside so I would suggest telling the driver where you want to go if you take the bus. The bus stop was right across the street which was very convenient.
There are many exhibits here. One of the first was a Virtual Reality head set which made you seem to be racing on a catamaran(?) which was pretty cool. Our favorite was the Shell Room though! So pretty! Everything from the color of the room to the shell varieties and the descriptions was spot on! We also truly enjoyed the treasure rooms which showed you the spots in which ships were found submerged along with some of the booty recovered. It was really interesting to see how pieces of eight were made and valued. The lab experience was fun too but maybe geared towards younger kids.
Overall, the Institute was educational and well worth our time. Btw, the free wifi was a plus since it is not available many places on the island. (The library in Hamilton near the park also has it)

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